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Poster: Seaware Date: Oct 9, 2012 12:47am
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: How long does the data last?

Thanks. So if the half life of the data on the disk is 100 years (for example) would the drive be powered on and data be checked at least once during that period and the first failing checksum cause a replication to a fresh drive? Also, I hope you are using a CRC, not a pure checksum, which will be more likely to find multi-bit errors.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffCoderjoe Date: Oct 10, 2012 11:04pm
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: How long does the data last?

I don't know low-level details, so I don't know if the data is scrubbed regularly. I also don't know the procedures that occur when a drive fails and needs to be replaced.

Currently, looking at the files.xml file for a random item, the system does sha1, md5, and crc32. It also stores the file size and mtime.